LA Times: UCLA doubles down on ethnic studies expansion amid fraught national politics

By Teresa Watanabe | Staff Writer  Feb. 5, 2024 6 AM PT More than five decades ago, Morgan Chu was taught a version of American history that all but ignored the experiences of Asian Americans like him. Chu, an attorney who grew up in New York and moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA, never … Read more

UCLA Newsroom: Alumni Helen and Morgan Chu pledge $10 million to benefit UCLA Institute of American Cultures

Ben Stephens | February 5, 2024 Key takeaways Longtime donors to UCLA, the Chus participated in student-led protests in the 1960s that brought about the creation of UCLA’s ethnic studies centers. Their latest gift is intended to create four endowed chairs and provide wider support for the work of the UCLA Institute of American Cultures. … Read more

Native Bruin: Past, Present & Future – Avory Wyatt

Bruin Highlight: Avory Wyatt

This January 2024 we are highlighting Native Bruin Avory Wyatt (Wašiw & Nümu) class of 2023. Avory Wyatt is Wašiw (Washo) and Numu (Northern Paiute) and a member of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony. Before entering higher education, Avory grew up on the Hungry Valley Reservation which is located about thirty minutes outside of Reno, Nevada. … Read more

Native Bruin: Pat, Present & Emerging -David Montoya

David Montoya

This December we are highlighting Native Bruin David Montoya (Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo), Class of 2009 – Juris Doctorate, Masters American Indian Studies.  David Montoya is an enrolled member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo and has been serving Indian Country as an attorney and consultant for over 10 years. David graduated from UCLA School of Law’s … Read more

Tenure‐Track Assistant Professor in the Conservation of Native American/ Pacific Islander Cultural Heritage

Apply Now: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08917 Job #JPF08917 UCLA GETTY CONSERVATION PROGRAM, AMERICAN-INDIAN STUDIES, ANTHROPOLOGY, ASIAN-AMERICAN DEPARTMENT, DEPARTMENT OF CHICANA/O STUDIES, DEPARTMENT OF GENDER STUDIES, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, SOCIOLOGY / L&S Social Sciences / UCLA Position overview Position title: Assistant Professor Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. … Read more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Native American Experiences in Engineering

Apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08911 Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Native American Experiences in Engineering University of California Los Angeles The UCLA Samueli School of Engineering invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with Specialization in Native American Experiences in Engineering, slated to commence on July 1, 2024. We strongly encourage applications from outstanding candidates across … Read more

Native Bruin: Past, Present & Future – Matthew de Lira

This October we are highlighting Native Bruin Matthew de Lira Class of 2007 and Class of 2011. Matt started college at Chapman University in Orange, California. There he took American Indian history, anthropology, film, and sociology classes under Professor Paul Apodaca (a Native Bruin, UCLA Ph.D.) Matt then transferred to UCLA and graduated with the … Read more

Paula Gunn Allen Chair Installation of Professor Shannon Speed

Location: UCLA James West Alumni Center Description: Shannon Speed, Director, UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) Professor, UCLA Department of American Indian Studies, Gender Studies, and Anthropology as the holder of the Paula Gunn Allen Chair in Gender Studies will be speaking on the topic of "Chickasaw Spring: Law and Sovereign Resurgence in a Native Nation."

Location: UCLA James West Alumni Center Description:  Shannon Speed, Director, UCLA American Indian Studies Center (AISC) Professor, UCLA Department of American Indian Studies, Gender Studies, and Anthropology as the holder of the Paula Gunn Allen Chair in Gender Studies will be speaking on the topic of “Chickasaw Spring: Law and Sovereign Resurgence in a Native … Read more

UCLA American Indian Welcome

UCLA Native Bruins Welcome Event

Location: UCLA James West Alumni Center Description: Welcome back to Campus, Native Bruins! The UCLA American Indian Studies Center and American Indian Studies Department will be hosting a welcome event for all American Indian students at UCLA.  This is a great opportunity to meet other students, and meet Native organizations along with American Indian faculty … Read more

Congratulations to the UCLA Native Bruins Class of 2023!

Congratulations to the UCLA Native Bruins Class of 2023! The Students from AISA did an amazing job putting the graduation together along with inviting the 1st Native American California State Representative, Assemblymember James C. Ramos from the San Manuel Indian tribe to lead the graduates with an amazing commencement speech followed by an honor song. … Read more